Recipes

Mexican Elotes Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a perennial barbecue favourite but sometimes it’s good to mix things up a little and this Mexican street corn is the perfect antidote. Usually topped with crumbled Cotija cheese a Mexican dry grated cheese made with cows milk often referred to as Mexican Parmesan, I’m substituting with a salty Feta […]

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Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

With asparagus season almost at an end in the UK this quick and easy dish is perfect either as a sharing starter enjoyed with a glass of wine, or as a side for a larger dinner. So simple to do and no special equipment really required, what’s not to love?! Ingredients 20 asparagus spears 10 […]

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Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar plank salmon was always on restaurant menus when I lived in Canada. It’s a traditional technique of cooking fish sides over fire using a split branch, or in this case a wood plank as a heat deflector to allow the fish to bake and not just char! A couple of key pointers to remember […]

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Pea, Bean, Asparagus & Parmesan Salad

With Summer in full flow it’s great to create side dishes inspired by what’s in season. This salad is packed with flavour as well as nutrients, and is so easy to prepare last minute or in advance. Pop it on the table with meats or fish this salad is a sure crowd pleaser.

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Top 5 Burger Recipes

In recent years the humble burger has been seriously elevated to a status like never before, thanks to ever popular street food markets and foodie festivals. While there are still some greasy meat wagons churning out rubbery burgers cooked from frozen, the appetite for a well thought out burger has definitely changed this food type […]

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Bank Holiday Weekend BBQ Menu

After an amazing week the weather seems to be cooling slightly, but there is still hope for another balmy weekend. Regardless of what’s going on outside it’s still a great excuse to light the barbecue and share delicious food with friends and loved ones. This menu is designed to be quick and simple while still […]

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Pulled Pork

I have a love hate relationship with pulled pork because when it’s done the authentic way it is a true barbecue sensory experience! The sweet, succulent and smokey strands of protein, with the right balance of seasonings, smoke and sauce are perfect when you’re in need of a classic barbecue soul food hit! Where I […]

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Onion Soup

French onion soup is a culinary classic that is hard to beat when it’s done right. Friends of mine at The Cartford Inn have their own version of this classic on the menu, but they are tight lipped on what makes theirs so good. With this as my inspiration, and a glut of onions in […]

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Lamb Kleftico

Lamb is such a delicious meat, and as we endure the colder days of Winter, a slow cooked shoulder just seems like the perfect food to come home to. For this recipe I’ve taken inspiration from the Greek dish Lamb Kleftico, which is essentially wrapping the shoulder in parchment with seasonings, vegetables and some cooking […]

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Rick Stein’s Stuffed Chillies with a Walnut & Pomegrenate Dressing

The sixth and final instalment in my cookbook review comes from the Mayor of Padstow himself, Mr Rick Stein! His recent book and accompanying TV series Road To Mexico comes at a time when the trend for Mexican cuisine is truly burgeoning. This dish really evokes the atmosphere of a hot sunny day, and alfresco […]

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